Ellie Marney’s Every Word took home Davitt Award for best young adult crime novel.
The Davitts, named after the author of Australia’s first mystery novel, honors excellent crime novels by Australian women. The awards were presented by crime novelist Sophie Hannah at the Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne on August 29.
— Graeme Simsion (@GraemeSimsion) August 29, 2015
Every Word is the second in Marney’s Every series and is a modern take on the infamous Sherlock Holmes characters. In Every Word, James Mycroft left London to investigate a car accident without saying goodbye to partner Rachel Watts – who decides to follow him, and lands them both in a heap of trouble.
Other nominees in the young adult division were Christine Bongers’ Intruder, Rebecca Lim’s The Astrologer’s Daughter, and Pamela Rushby’s The Ratcatcher’s Daughter.
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